Pre-Game Talk: Series Discussion: WC Play-In - Edmonton Oilers (5) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (12)

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  1. 5 Mins 4 Ftg Honey Badger don’t give a sh!t Sponsor

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    That was a fun series to watch. Last goal wins.
     
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    You know who I completely forgot about and should be all healed up and ready to go for this little shindig against the Hawks?

    Mike Green.

    Any update on his injury?
     
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    well he was going to be ready in time to play a handful of reg season games so he will be healed for sure.

    A lot are discounting him based on our depth, which is fair. But I feel like he could be a good veteran for us. Holland got him for a reason.
     
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    This series could go either way I guess. We should win, but things are so strange with restart and preparation for playoffs. How is everything gonna work ? How can we all focus on playoffs and hockey ? Being isolated as teams. You could literally kill someone with body contact !!!
     
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    more spice for the sauce
     
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    What's going on Edmonton fans?! No discussion about this series in quite a number of days.
    Is it summer distractions or low interest in this particular series?
    These are weird times to say the least but this series does have some promise to entertain!
    Just McD, Drai, Toews and Kane are enough of a draw to fill the seats so to speak.
     
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    I think mostly the uncertainty with the actual series dates and such, combined with some decent weather.
     
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    You must live in a place where Covid-19 doesn't exist and we can go to a game of hockey. I'm jealous.
     
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    I was using that phrase metaphorically :DD as in there should be plenty of TV watching for that series!
    In other news you got two into the Hall and well as Hawk fans we were certainly cheering on Hoss for 1st ballot!
    Look forward to hockey potentially happening again and this series in particular. It's been quite a while since these teams have met .. even though this isn't technically the PO'S.
     
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    Good weather + more uncertainty as to whether this is actually going to happen.
     
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    Yeah for sure. I'm trying to keep the hope alive is all!
     
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    My care about hockey is kind of drying up

    The level of hockey in these playoffs will probably be relatively low. This round will probably be close to end of preseason games which are just a mess. We probably won't get quality hockey till the conference finals sadly.
     
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    You think that these playoff, elimination games will be similar to preseason games where guys are simply trying not to get hurt? You trolling bro?
     
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    I mean the level of hockey you get with 2 weeks of training camp and months of not really being able to work out and practice won't be very high. They will play harder sure but the on ice product will be shit. The ice itself will be shit. Players playing in a weird playoffs, on shit ice with a few weeks of practice in emotionless quiet stadiums. You think the level of play will be high?
     
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    I think it will be higher than when teams usually enter the playoffs with injuries and exhaustion.

    These guys have been staying in game shape, and after a couple weeks of hard training camp, they will be ready to go for elimination games. It's the playoffs man, they have a completely different mindset. It's all or nothing vs easing into a long arduous grind of a season.

    I also can't imagine the ice being 'shit' compared to usual.

    Give the boys their 2-3 week training camp, not to mention a lot of them are already training on-ice in groups. It'll end up being a whole month of on ice preparation, knowing this is a shot at going after the cup. It will be intense hockey.
     
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    I don't know man, i get more excited as each day passes. You should try to cheer up and smile a bit , Alberta is far luckier than the states. Also, what makes you think the hockey won't be exciting ? Preseason games are tune up games. Players mentally do not get up for those games because they realize there is a grueling 82 game schedule coming up and they should go full tilt when that starts. THE STANLEY CUP is on the line for this tournament, i am sure they will be amped up to play. You are not an NHL player lol there is a reason why they are the best of the best in their sport.The competitive desire is what makes a professional athlete that much better than your average athlete. I think this tournament will be fantastic.
     
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    Most of these guys have been locked inside like the most of us. We are going to get early season hockey at best for a while.

    I still think they should just cancel the playoffs. It's a sham format, that's going to be low quality
     
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    Yeah no way man. This playoffs is going to be crazy sloppy for the first bit if it even happens.
     
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    I think sloppy hockey favors us. The only way to contain McDavid is with tight systems. Our D natually spends more time hanging back and being conservative, which is a style that suits sloppy play too
     
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    We tend to get shit on during sloppy hockey
     
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    I don’t disagree at all.
     
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    Not with playoff Smith we don’t!
     
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    The playoffs will be lower quality but I think it will be slightly better than pre/early season. Playoff excitement will ramp it up. I hope injuries are not an issue. Zero to Stanley Cup in a month or two will certainly claim a victim or two.

    I think the Oilers in theroy are better suited to this short sloppy format. Unfortunately so might the Hawks.

    Lower quality or not I'll be looking forward to it.
     
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    I'm not going to lie, I'm a little frightened of the Hawks well-rested experience.

    It should be a very good series.

    ... and happy to be debating with true hockey fans. May the Oilers team win.
     

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